Dental Assistant - Trainee (St Ignace) Closes - Open Until Filled
- - Government - Dental
- MI, USA
- Year Round - Full Time
The Dental Assistant – Trainee, under the direction of the Dental Director or Chief Solo Dentist, is responsible for performing a variety of record keeping, filing, and clinical maintenance duties in the dental clinic. The position is responsible for training in chair side dental assisting on the job.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
- Learns to perform chairside dental assisting.
- Welcomes and seats patients, takes vitals and helps arrange follow-up care.
- Maintains and sterilizes dental equipment.
- Retrieves and stores dental records.
- Stocks and disposes of dental materials.
- Assists in the recording/charting of dental information within Dentrix.
- Disinfects and packages dental models and impressions for delivery to dental laboratories.
- Follows infection control protocols and procedures.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
- All other job related duties as assigned.
Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, customers and outside vendors/service providers.
Position medium with lifting of 50 pounds maximum and frequent lifting/carrying up to 25 pounds. Physical factors include constant manual handling, use of hearing, near/midrange/far vision, depth perception, color/field of vision; frequent standing, walking, sitting, reaching, bending; occasional pushing/pulling, climbing, stooping and kneeling and typing. Working conditions include frequent exposure to noise and vibration and occasional exposure to air quality. Potential hazards include constant infectious exposure, patient contact, equipment use; frequent exposure to chemicals, needles/syringes, computer and medical equipment use. Personal protection equipment provided by employer includes items such as but not limited to, gloves, gowns, laboratory coats, face shields, masks, eye protection, mouth pieces, resuscitation bags, pockets masks, ventilation devices and other equipment as needed. Immunizations including Hepatitis B vaccination series will be offered to team member at no cost.
Education: High School diploma or equivalent required.
Certification/License: Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must be able to establish and maintain effective communication with co-workers, supervisors and the general public. Must have excellent public relation/customer service skills and be able to exhibit a friendly and positive attitude. Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must maintain confidentiality. Native American preferred.